Tsitsipas-Kyrgios, rustic duel on grass at Wimbledon
The unpredictable Australian sent the Greek on a rampage.
That it was an interesting match was known. That the two were peculiar characters, too. What happened, however, on Court 1 at the All England Club may be unprecedented in recent Championships history. Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas, engaged in their round of 16 match, are giving each other a hard time. In the truest sense of the word. Suffice it to say that the Greek even hit his shot violently into his opponent’s body, prompting protests from the latter. But that’s not all.
During the second set Tsitsipas forcefully threw a ball toward the audience, provoking the ire of his opponent, who took to complaining to the umpire. So did his opposite number, claiming, in his own words, how “there’s a player in there preventing me from playing tennis.” The Greek’s patience went definitively to hell when the Australian tapped for the umpteenth time from underneath-a practice that is certainly not unusual for him, by the way. The match is continuing amidst controversy, provocations, penalty points and whatnot, with the British public more than participating. On social media, the match is catalyzing the attention of many users: however, the judgment on the ‘show’ offered by the two is not unanimous…